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Grand Opening Of Performance Bike – Midway at 635

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Performance Bicycle Grand Opening - Midway

There’s a new bike shop in the Dallas area. I’m sure some of your are pretty familiar with the discount store, Performance Bike. There are 4 others in the Metroplex area, Dallas, Plano, Fort Worth and Southlake. Now they have a new location in Farmer’s Branch at Midway and 635 (LBJ).

We’re supporters of locally owned and operated bike shops. Although, Performance Bike would be classified as a retail chain, they still hire locally and their sales taxes go back into the local economy. Plus, they offer pretty good discounts for cyclists on a budget – especially if you buy their branded products.

Discounts come at a price. Because they are a large chain, they offer a pretty generic lineup of components and supplies. If you are looking for anything pretty specialized, you might need to check with a smaller shop. Since discounts and value are Performance’s big focus, you won’t find many high end names in their bike lineup either. Still, Performance has great quality bikes – like Fuji, Diamondback and GT – that are priced to make them more accessible for folks who want to start riding or add a second (or third) bike to their lineup.

Another thing to consider is that all of the Performance Bike stores that I have visited are staffed with really friendly and knowledgeable people. They understand that there are different types of riders out there, and make you feel comfortable to ask even the most rookie questions. This alone is what really keeps me coming back. Saving a few bucks doesn’t hurt either.

Written by dickdavid

June 5, 2011 at 6:57 am

Pics From The Switching Gears Cyclery Grand Opening Party

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Switching Gears Cyclery OPEN

We popped over to Switching Gears Cyclery yesterday, to check out their grand opening party. We missed some of the earlier events, including the Dale’s Dash alleycat, but we were able to catch some of Sea Lion (a really awesome local band), check out the new store, and see some really great people.

Of course, with any bike store grand opening, there we lots of bikes to see.

Click here to check out our other pics from the event.

Back Entrance

Inside Switching Gears Cyclery

Out Front

Sea Lion

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May 15, 2011 at 8:43 am

GRAND OPENING – Switching Gears Cyclery – Saturday, May 14, 2011

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GRAND OPENING - Switching Gears Cyclery - Dallas, Texas

Our friends over at Switching Gears Cyclery will be celebrating their grand opening in a few weeks. Be sure to mark your calendars to attend a great event.

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Time: 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Place: 833 Exposition – Off Parry, Dallas, Texas 75226
Hosts: Andee Pittman & Colin Clarke – Proprietors
Featuring: Lone Star Goldsprints, Live Music By Sea Lion, Team Party Time Race Dales Dash, Door Prizes, And More.
RSVP: Here on Facebook

Don’t forget, please support your local bike shops.

Written by dickdavid

April 26, 2011 at 5:39 am

Villy Customs Lounge Grand Opening – Saturday, November 20

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Image From TripleDub Images

Villy Customs is having their Grand Opening event which is coinciding with the Annual Cedars Open Art Studio Tours this coming Saturday. Please mark your calendar and come down to their new beachcruiser showroom and enjoy some food, drinks, music and some mouth-watering Gaufres (Belgian Waffles) made by Thuy at I Heart Gaufres. They will also have incredible Savoy Sorbet! All of the Cedars Art studios are “open to the public” from 12 pm – 6 pm so it will be like a festival down there!!

They have 10 beachcruisers you can jump on for a li’l spin around the neighborhood and shop mascot, DeVille will be  there as their host. Bring yourself, your friends, your dog and come out for a good time.

Host: Fleetwood
When: Saturday, November 20 at 12:00 PM
Where: Beachcruiser Bike Showroom
1407 S. Akard Street Dallas, TX 75215

Written by dickdavid

November 16, 2010 at 9:29 am

Transit Bicycle Company – Grand Opening September 13

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Image From Fixeddallas.com - please visit their site.

Image From Fixeddallas.com - please visit their site.

Pedallas, one of the coolest bike blogs in the Metroplex, seems to have their finger on the pulse of all cool bike happenings in Dallas. They’re definitely a site that I’ll be watching.

Today, they posted about the Grand Opening of a new bike shop in Dallas called Transit Bicycle Company. If you’re free on Sunday, September 13 between noon and sunset, come check it out at 3839 McKinney Avenue.

BTW, This is the same address as the West Village Bicycle Company. One can only guess that this is perhaps a rebranded take on an already, really cool bike shop. I couldn’t imagine two shops at the same address.

I’ll need to see if I can drag the family to ANOTHER bike shop this weekend to check it out. LOL!

I’m hoping the shop caters more to the urban cyclist, rather than the road and mountain bike guys. Don’t get me wrong – all cyclists are awesome. I just think that there are plenty of shops around for those guys.

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September 8, 2009 at 9:09 am